Madsen Model

Length:

25 2" (640mm)

Length:

31 25" (794mm)

Weight:

7 71b (3 5kg)

Weight:

6 95lb (3 15kg)

Barrel:

10 2" (260mm)

Barrel:

7-8" (199mm)

Calibre:

9mm

Calibre:

9mm

Rifling:

4 groove r/hand

Rifling:

4 groove r/hand

Feed:

25/32/40-round box

Feed:

32-round box

C. Rate:

600 rpm

C. Rate:

550 rpm

Muz Vel:

1280 f/s (390 m/s)

Muz Vel:

1250 f/s (365 m/s)

Sights:

Flip. 110-219 yds

Sights:

Fixed

Palestina Uzi 9mm

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Images The Madsen Machine Gun

Israel uzi

At midnight on 14 May. 1948 the British mandate over Palestine ceased, and the Jewish State of Israel was declared On the very next day the new state was invaded by its Arab neighbours, and there followed nearly eight months of war. at the end of which Israel had not only defended her own territory successfully but had also occupied some of that belonging to her attackers In spite of her success however it was clear that she needed a reliable weapon which she could make from her own resources in sufficient numbers to arm the bulk of her population if necessary, and by 1950 Major Uztel Gal of the Israeli Army had designed the weapon illustrated Production started almost immediately and still continues to date The UZI works on the normal blowback principle and is made from heavy pressings in conjunction with certain heat resistant plastics The rear end of the barrel extends backward into the body and the front of the bolt is hollowed out so as to wrap round this rear projection The magazine fits into the pistol grip which affords it firm support and also keeps the point of balance above it. so that the gun can if necessary be fired one-handed like a pistol. It fires single rounds or bursts as required Most of the early UZIs had a short wooden butt 8 inches long, as illustrated, but a very few were made longer Later models have a folding metal stock It is made under licence in Holland and used by many other countries

An Israeli soldier on the alert with his 9mm UZI sub-machine gun: the design dates from 1950.

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